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Ambition has no risk.

Richelieu. Act iii. Sc. i.

In science, read, by preference the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classics are always modern.

Caxtoniana: Hints on Mental Culture.

In the lexicon of youth, which fate reserves
For a bright manhood, there is no such word
As “fail.”

Richelieu. Act iii. Sc. i.

Our glories float between the earth and heaven
Like clouds which seem pavilions of the sun.

Richelieu. Act v. Sc. iii.

The brilliant chief, irregularly great,
Frank, haughty, rash,–the Rupert of debate!

The New Timon. (1846). Part i.